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2010-11-11 15:05:00

MONTEREY, Calif., Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- CTB/McGraw-Hill's Acuity® InFormative Assessment(TM) system has been in use in 50 Missouri school districts for more than four years. Test data now provides evidence that schools incorporating Acuity as a component of their assessment and intervention system show significant increases in achievement on the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP). The latest data, from the 2009-2010 school year, shows that districts using Acuity...

2010-11-05 13:05:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- At the SETDA Leadership Summit and Education Forum Nov. 7-10, visitors will observe first-hand the power of two of McGraw-Hill Education's revolutionary digital teaching and learning programs, both designed to improve learning outcomes. Power of U is a groundbreaking program that individualizes instruction and assessment, while enabling teachers to guide students through the use of real-time data. CINCH Mathematics is a comprehensive, all-digital,...

2010-10-04 13:53:00

MONTEREY, Calif., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- CTB/McGraw-Hill, a leading provider of PreK-12 and adult education assessments, today announced the release of several enhancements to the Company's award-winning Acuity® InFormative Assessment(TM) solution. These new capabilities, developed in response to user feedback, are designed to provide maximum support for data-informed instruction, and make it easier and more efficient for educators to provide targeted instruction tightly...

2010-09-09 16:40:00

DOVER, N.H., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Measured Progress has purchased Nimble Assessment Systems, a Newton, Massachusetts-based firm that specializes in computer-based testing with an emphasis on accessibility for students with disabilities and special needs. Nimble's products help the many students who need classroom accommodations, such as having texts read aloud to them or having text magnified, as part of their Individual Education Plans. In most cases the students are allowed...

2010-08-12 15:03:00

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- CORE K12, an international education company dedicated to providing useful, practical technology solutions to K-12 educators, has been awarded the formative and Web-based assessment contract for the District School Board of Pasco County (DSBPC) Florida. CORE K12 will provide DSBPC with a formative and Web-based assessment platform and custom assessments for the 2010-2011 academic year. CORE K12 will also deliver a combination of remote and...

2010-08-11 06:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The state of Texas has approved the Northwest Evaluation Association's Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP) assessments to guide Texas schools in helping their Limited English Proficient students learn well and keep up with their peers. The approval by the Texas Education Agency means school districts across Texas can begin using the respected MAP assessments for state-required testing of their LEP students this fall and...

2010-08-09 08:55:00

MONTEREY, Calif., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- CTB/McGraw-Hill, a leading provider of PreK - 12 and adult education assessment solutions, has been awarded the Archdiocese of Omaha Benchmark Assessment Program contract. The announcement was made following a year of research by a committee comprising administrators from the rural and metro schools and members of the Archdiocese of Omaha Catholic Schools Office. Beginning in October 2010, TerraNova(TM), Third Edition (TerraNova 3) will be the...

2010-07-29 05:07:00

BLACKBURN, England, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Promethean World Plc (LSE: PRW), a world leader in the rapidly growing global market for interactive learning technology, has announced that it has agreed to acquire SynapticMash Inc, a start-up US education formative assessment software company. The acquisition is expected to complete before the end of July 2010. The initial consideration is $10 million in cash, of which $1 million is deferred for 18 months. A further performance related...

2010-06-28 14:17:00

DENVER, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- ISTE Conference (Booth 610) -- CTB/McGraw-Hill, a leader in PreK-12 and adult education, and Promethean, a leading provider of interactive learning technology, today announced an alliance linking the Promethean ActivExpression Learner Response Devices ("clickers") to CTB's Acuity UnWired® InFormative Assessment(TM) solution. Students can take assessments using the wireless ActivExpressions instead of pencils and paper or computer...

2010-06-23 15:48:00

MONTEREY, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- CTB/McGraw-Hill, a leading provider of PreK-12 and adult education assessments, announced today the release of Acuity PhD(TM), a new on-demand professional development library to support the Company's Acuity® InFormative Assessment(TM) solution. Developed by educators, for educators, Acuity PhD is an innovative collection of online professional development courses for teachers, assessment coordinators, and administrators. By...


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